Railway sleepers are currently among the most favoured materials for outdoor joinery. Depending on the treatment as well as the humidity level, this popular type of wood is considered to be amongst the most durable and long lasting. This is just one of reasons why wooden railway sleepers have become one of the top choices lately. Additionally, it gives a rustic, natural aspect and finish to your garden and are found to be reasonably cheap when contrasted with other varieties of sleepers.
Railway sleepers can be used in garden landscaping, decking, sandpits, flower beds, steps, benches, raised beds, growing vegetables or even public areas and schools. These are just a few of the possible uses as the use of railway sleepers is only limited by your imagination!
The wood type of the railway sleepers ranges from oak, jarrah, azobe, pine, chestnut. The choices are diverse: hardwood and softwood, new, treated and untreated. Although railway sleepers come in either light or dark wood, it can be painted with a desired shade. There is also more sustainable treated railway sleepers, more appropriate when used in flower and vegetable beds and if there will be regular handling.